Volunteering on United Way Committees
Looking to get more involved in your community? Volunteering on a non-profit board or committee might be the best way to do so! Donations can be more than money or objects. We also value volunteers time and time dedicated to helping serve the United Way. Learn more about our committees below!
The Marketing Committee is responsible for improving the community’s understanding of the United Way through traditional and social media marketing efforts. The committee offers direction concerning website and social media presence. This committee also works on ideas surrounding our special events and offers direction on ways to promote and raise additional funding through fundraisers.
Meets in the same month as board meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 8:30 a.m.
Members of the Campaign Cabinet help target new companies, get campaign materials out and keep track of the campaign progress. One member of the cabinet is designated as a “chairman” of each of the company divisions. Payroll deduction is a large portion of the campaign and the cabinet members help current companies increase their employee participation and bring on new companies.
Meets in the same month as board meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 3:00 p.m.
Personnel and Finance Committee
The Personnel and Finance Committee, subject to the approval of the Board or Executive Committee, is responsible for management of all securities and investments belonging to the United Way. Also, for approval of the United Way’s internal budget, and for the preparation of up-to-date personnel policies, including job descriptions and salary and wage scales for United Way staff, as well as periodic evaluation of the Executive Director.
Meets in the same month as board meetings on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 8:30 a.m.
Allocations Executive Committee
The Allocations Executive Committee is responsible for reviewing and recommending action on agency requests for United Way funding, including new agency requests for admission and current member agency requests for continued support. The Allocations Executive Committee is also responsible for recommending action to the full Board on agency supplemental fund-raising requests and other United Way agency relations issues as they arise.
Allocations meets in the month immediately following a board meeting on the 1st Wednesdays of
the month at 4:00 p.m.
Members attend a 1-1-l/2 hour orientation session in January. They visit four or five agencies during one day (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) the end of January or first of February. During the agency visit they become familiar with the programs, objectives and see the agency in operation. They review the agency’s request and budget materials submitted and ask questions of the agency representatives. They make recommendations on funding for each agency on their panel. There are currently five Allocation Panels. The Allocations Executive Committee consists of two chairs from each Panel. The Executive Committee review and recommend action on agency requests for continued support. They review and recommend action on new agency requests for admission or current agencies’ requests for supplemental fund raising.
Read more about the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley and our mission here.
For more information and questions about joining one of our committees, please email our Executive Director, Jess Rine at email@example.com.